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<title>If this is draining your energy, please stop! </title>
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“Whatever scares you, go do it.” &lt;-- one of my favorite slogans
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If something scares you in an excited way, (something that *gives* you energy) - that's a good sign.
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BUT IF SOMETHING IS MAKING YOU MISERABLE AND DRAINING YOUR ENERGY, PLEASE STOP.
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Life is telling you that is not the path for you.
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QUICK EXAMPLE: Biggest mistake I ever made in my life:
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My band was doing well. A well-meaning lawyer that I trusted told me that I should start a record label. “Find and sign 3 other artists. Do for them what you did for your band. Then sell the whole label for a million bucks!!”
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I walked out of his office with slumped shoulders, miserable, saying, “yeah... I guess he's right...”
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With a long face, I plopped in a chair back home and thought, “Oh man... do I really have to do this?” But because I trusted him, I spent 2 years of my life trying!
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It wasn't what came natural to me, and so of course it was a failure, AND since I had spent so much time on it, the thing that I WAS good at (making music) was being ignored!!
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I wish I would have paid attention to my lack of enthusiasm and stuck with the things that excited me.
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Please don't make the same mistake.
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<strong>If anything I'm talking about here makes you tired instead of wired, just don't do it! Stick with what excites you. That's where you'll find your success.</strong>
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